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Monday, June 29, 2015

Jase Ray Meadows Kimmel (June 27, 2015)

Jase Ray Meadows Kimmel, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jase was born on June 15, 2015 at Richmond, Indiana. He is the infant son of Christian Ray Kimmel and Shawna Marie Meadows.

Jase is survived by his maternal grandparents, Drew and Roxann Meadows of Ansonia; Paternal grandparents Steve and Carla Kimmel of Greenville; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at 1PM, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 AM till the time of service. Private burial will be held at Ansonia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with medical expenses.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Neva J. Brand (June 20, 2015)

Neva J. Brand, age 87, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015. She was born August 11, 1927 in Darke County to the late William & Fern (Burns) Miller.

She is survived by her daughters, Bethany (Steve Johansen) Brand of Bonita Springs, Florida and Melanie (Randy) Bonfiglio of Murrysville, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Ruth and Simon Johansen, Justin (Morgan) Bonfiglio, Megan (Adam) Hill, Rachel (Erik) Abraham, Jordan (Danielle) Bonfiglio and Brenna Bonfiglio; great grandchildren, Rosalie Hill, Lucas Abraham and Skylar and Ella Bonfiglio.

In addition to her parents, Neva was preceded in death by her husband Donald Brand; husband James Meador; siblings, Lawrence Miller, Homer Miller, Mildred Long, Ina Byers, Evelyn Byers and Betty Tyler.

Neva was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church and of the Lutheran Church women. She delivered meals for Meals on Wheels, was a liaison for Thrivent Financial and volunteered at Wayne Hospital.

A service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, 7418 St. Rt. 121 North, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Don Bachman officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 PM at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Alzheimer Association, State of the Heart Hospice or St. John Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Betty Jane(Morris) Koffer (June 24, 2015)

Betty Jane(Morris) Koffer, 79, of Greenville, Ohio passed away peacefully on June 24, 2015 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville. Betty was born on October 15, 1935 in Middleport, Ohio to the late Joseph and Goldie (Kissinger) Morris.

Betty was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Greenville and loved Garage Sales. She worked at Corning in Greenville as an inspector for 10 years.

In addition to here parents, Betty is preceded in death by a sister; five brothers; four children, Michael Williams, Connie Williams Fourman, David Williams and Lisa Williams Klosterman.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Larry Koffer of Greenville, Ohio; son, Danny Joe Williams of St. Augstine, Florida; step son, Tony Koffer and family of Corus Christie, TX; step daughter, Manya Noonan of Las Vegas; 12 grandchildren and 23 grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 3 PM at Greenville Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Wayne Thomas officiating. Family and friends may visit from 1 - 3 PM also on Monday at the church. Family request memorial contribution be given to the church.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.

William "Bill" Barker (June 20, 2015)

William "Bill" Barker, 50, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on June 20, 2015 at his residence. Bill was born on April 1, 1965 in Greenville to Maxine (Hilbert) Barker and the late Frank Barker.

Bill enjoyed attending Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville. He loved all music, mostly classic rock and 80's hair bands. Some of his favorites were Waylon Jennings and Stevie Ray Vaughn and he loved the song "American Pie". Bill enjoyed planting flowers. He was an avid sports fan with his favorite teams being the San Francisco 49ers, The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Golden State Warriors.

Bill leaves behind his fiancé, Lee Rice; three sons, William, Vince and Josh Barker; a sister, Dora Hammer; three brothers, Frankie, Bob and Joe Barker; grandchildren, Ele, Joslyn and Lilly Barker; nephews, Timothy, Aaron, Danny, Dillan and Frankie; and a niece, Emily.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville with the Rev. Sam Shilot officiating. Friends and family my visit 30 minutes prior to the service beginning at 2:30 PM also at the church.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.

George W. Hathaway (June 22, 2015)

George W. Hathaway, age 91 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 1:45 A.M. Monday June 22, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. He was born July 15, 1923 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Alonzo and Pearl (Tucker) Hathaway.

George had worked at Gower’s Plumbing and Heating and as a Maintenance Supervisor for the Arcanum Public School System. He was a Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army with the 3805th Quartermaster Truck Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Beulah (Brandon) Hathaway; second wife Marjorie (Hart) Hathaway; sisters Dorothy Schumeth, Clara Ellen Liette, Georganna Good, Marjorie Ratliff and brother Alonzo (Hap) Hathaway.

He is survived by his children Sherry Hathaway and fiancé Richard Ryan of New Madison, Gail (Clark) Dynes of Greenville, Roberta (Michael) Salyer of Yorktown, VA., and Sandra (Richard) Robinson of Covington, Ohio; grandchildren Shawn Armstrong, Rhonda Rexrode, Emily Burk, Chad Salyer, Bethany Cotter, Scott Robinson and Stephanie Robinson; 14 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday June 25,, 2015 in the Chapel of the Brethren Retirement Community 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio with Chaplain Todd Reish officiating. Full Military Graveside Services by the the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will immediately follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 P.M. until time of services in the chapel.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Delmer Gene Batten (June 21, 2015)

Delmer Gene Batten, 91 of Greenville, OH passed away after a lengthy illness on June 21, 2015 at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Ohio.

Delmer was born in Greenville, OH on September 3, 1923 to Chester and Zema (Lephart) Batten and graduated from Greenville High School in 1941. Delmer was a World War II veteran having served with the 303rd Bomb Group (Hell’s Angels) as a flight engineer. He flew on 33 missions during his service including one in which the plane, landing 50 feet short of the runway, was severely damaged. Delmer was recognized for his service to our county and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross medal for heroism for his actions during that mission. Upon Delmer’s return from the war he met and married Betty Louise Swabb. Together they settled in Greenville, OH to raise their family while he worked for Schrader’s Giant Tire Company.

Delmer was a quiet man with a unique sense of humour and great love of his family. He was a member of the Abbottsville United Methodist Church, a Mason and a Shriner. After his retirement, Delmer also did volunteer work with the VFW Post in Greenville serving as Post Quartermaster and helping with bingo for several years.

He leaves behind his wife of 69 years Betty Louise Batten, their three sons Donald (Cheryl) of Versailles, OH; Edward (Judy) of Union City, IN and Randy of Leander, TX along with 3 grandchildren William (Lori) Batten of Springfield, OH, Jennifer Long of Newnan, GA and Benjamin (Kelsey) Batten of Muncie, IN and 6 great-grandchildren. Delmer also leaves behind brothers Larry of Versailles and Jerry (Glenna) of Arcanum as well as numerous nieces and nephews who will continue to celebrate his life as they mourn his passing. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lloyd Batten, sisters Marjorie Cypher and Joann Cruze and granddaughter Shannon Batten.

There will be a service held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Abbottsville United Methodist Church, 4135 St. Rt. 49 South, Arcanum, Ohio, with Pastor Chris Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Arcanum, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. There will be a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Delmer’s memory to the Abbottsville United Methodist Church in Abbottsville, Ohio or the charity of your choice.

We also wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to the nurses, physicians and staff at Rest Haven Nursing Home for the wonderful care and compassion they provided our Husband / Father / Grandfather during his residency there.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Carol Stull (June 20, 2015)

Carol Stull, age 80, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:10 AM at her residence. She was born on January 20, 1935 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Minor & Mildred (Spidel) Wright.

She is survived by her children, Douglas & Marti Stull of Cape Coral, FL, David & Kelly Stull of Greenville and Debra (Stull) Kohn & Sam Puterbaugh of Richmond, IN; grandchildren, Jaime (Kevin) Olivo of Cape Coral, FL, Jennifer (Brock) Deniston of Atlanta, GA, Joey Kohn of Troy, OH, Jonathan Kohn of Greenville, Jillian (Jared) King of Greenville, Janae Kohn of Anaheim, CA, Ben (Megan) Stull of Greenville and Zach Stull of Greenville; great grandchildren, Caylee and Olivia Kohn, Kade and Kyla Olivo, Jayce and Jett Deniston, Logan Kohn, Ainsley and Parker King and Benson Stull; sister, Margaret Jane Holister of Tampa, FL; and her loving companion pets, Sasha and Charlie.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. “Chuck” Stull and granddaughter, Julie Lynn Stull.

Carol was previously employed as a dental assistant in Dayton and later as an X-ray technician at Wayne HealthCare and the Versailles practice of Dr. Platt and Dr. Blickenstaff. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to everyone who knew her. She was a 1953 graduate of Greenville high School and was active in organizing class reunions. She was a member of the Greenville Alumni Association and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In addition to volunteering at St. Mary’s she was hospitality host at the Maria Stein Spiritual Retreat Center until retirement. Even though retired, she continued to volunteer for the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Carthagena Companion). She also was a member of the Fort Black Order of the Eastern Star, Greenville Elks and Moose Lodge.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West 3rd St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. John White celebrant. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Shriner’s Hospital or Greenville Area Rescue. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Gene P. Brown (June 20, 2015)

Gene P. Brown, age 84, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1:28 AM at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on September 5, 1930 in Frenchtown, Ohio, to the late Arden E. & Florence M. (Petitjean) Brown.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Thomas Brown of Greenville, Beverly Brown of Versailles, Jeanne & Bob Sollmann of Pleasant Hill, Carol Brown of Versailles, Lynn & Denis Gerling of Versailles, Keith & Connie Brown of Versailles, Michelle & Kevin Oliver of Versailles and Ryan Brown of Versailles; grandchildren, Jessica (Brett) Barnes, Shawn (Stephanie) Landis, Susan (Steve) Richards, Steffanie Edwards, Scott Gerling, Mandy Gerling, Nathan (Leslie) Brown, Kyle Brown, David (Janelle) Oliver, Derek (Jennifer Fortman) Oliver and Devin Oliver; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Br. Jude (Richard) Brown and Nelson Brown; sister in law, Carol Brown; brothers in law, John & Joan Magoto, Ken & Dianna Magoto and Bob & Diane Magoto; sisters in law, Marilyn & Larry Smith, Myrna & Larry Rue and Sarah Magoto; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Johanna L. (Magoto) Brown whom he married on December 30, 1950 in Frenchtown, Ohio; son, Steven Brown; grandson, Jason Landis; brothers and sister in law, Lowell & Elizabeth Brown and Jerry Brown.

Gene retired from Delco Moraine Division of General Motor and was a 1948 graduate of Versailles High School.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev.Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 4-8 PM and Wednesday form 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Versailles Area Historical Society & Museum or Donor’s Choice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Max R. Stickelman (June 16, 2015)

Max R. Stickelman, age 78, of New Paris, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:59 AM at the Life Care Hospital in Miamisburg, Ohio. Max was a good man and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was born on March 14, 1937 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late S. D. & Lucille (Hart) Stickelman.

He is survived by his wife Dixie (Wills) Stickelman; children Terri (Steve) Stibaner; grandchildren Eric, Katie, & Sarah Stibaner; Chuck (Susan) Stickelman and grandchildren Hannah & Harry Stickelman. Also survived by his stepchildren John (Lori) Spencer; Jerry (Robin) Spencer; Joe (Misha) Spencer; James (Kelly) Spencer; and Jason (Nicole) Hemmerich, and grandchildren Wes, Austin, Cody, Samantha, Taylor, Kyle, Kelsie, Khloe, Wyatt, Kiera, Collin, Ethan, Trevor, Lane, and Landon and one great grandchild Blake.

In addition to his parents Max was preceded in death by his sister Joan Stickelman, and stepson Jeffrey A Spencer.

Max was a farmer most of his life before retiring from Dixon Industries as a Regional Manager. He was a Veteran of the United States National Guard. He was a member of the Darke County Fish and Game Club and a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed tinkering, gardening, canning and most of all spending time with his family.

The family is having a Celebration of Max’s Life on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Darke County Fish and Game Club, 1407 New Garden Rd, New Paris, Ohio, and invites all their friends to come and share story’s and memories of Max. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the American Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Mary Kathryn Birt (June 18, 2015)

Mary Kathryn Birt, 97, of Greenville, OH, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born, November 02, 1917, in Greenville, OH, a daughter of the late Jesse and Martha E. (Hartman) Kunkle.

Mary was a secretary for Leis Realty and for the Ansonia Church of God. She loved to crochet and garden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Birt; and 2 brothers, John and Darrell Kunkle.

She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn (Doug) Weider of Greenville, OH and Doris (Ed) Jackem of Chapel Hill, NC; grandchildren, Rae Lynn Burns, Chris Jackem, Nicole (George) Roberts, and Matt Jackem; and 5 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with Rev. Lee Wallace and Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow.

The family requests that memorial contribution be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mary Kathryn Birt (June 18, 2015)

Mary Kathryn Birt, 97, of Greenville, OH, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born, November 02, 1917, in Greenville, OH, a daughter of the late Jesse and Martha E. (Hartman) Kunkle.

Mary was a secretary for Leis Realty and for the Ansonia Church of God. She loved to crochet and garden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Birt; and 2 brothers, John and Darrell Kunkle.

She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn (Doug) Weider of Greenville, OH and Doris (Ed) Jackem of Chapel Hill, NC; grandchildren, Rae Lynn Burns, Chris Jackem, Nicole (George) Roberts, and Matt Jackem; and 5 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with Rev. Lee Wallace and Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow.

The family requests that memorial contribution be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Edward A. Collins (June 18, 2015)

Edward A. Collins, 89, of Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 18, 2015, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born November 27, 1925 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Ernest, Sr. and Gladys (Sullivan) Collins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy M. Collins; a daughter, Colleen M. Hodges; and a son, Edward J. Collins.

Ed was retired from the former Corning in Greenville. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville and the Corning Retirees.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 20 at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenville, with the Rev. Fr. John White officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 p.m. till 1 p.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Wanda Lee Campbell (June 17, 2015)

Wanda Lee Campbell, age 91, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 4:35 PM at the Brethren retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on July 3, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late William & Alma (Hoover) Curtner.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Linda (Dr. James) Armacost of Greenville and Judy (Marion) Arnold of Greenville; grandchildren, Tammy (Todd) Pressnall, Matthew Armacost and Jim (Leslie) Arnold; great grandchildren, Zoe & McKenzie Pressnall and Rylee & Caden Arnold; brothers, Bill Curtner and Lloyd Curtner both of Greenville; sister, Edie Prether of Greenville; brother in law, Ralph Fasick of Greenville; sister in law, Polly Curtner of Arcanum; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James F. Campbell; brother, Denver Curtner; sister, Dorothy Fasick; brother in law, Charlie Prether and sister in law, Ruth Curtner.

Wanda was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville and worked for Dr. McClain, Dr. Vallo and Dr. Fisher.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Mark A. Dotson (June 17, 2015)

Mark A. Dotson, age 61 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:44 P.M. Wednesday June 17, 2015 at Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Mark was born February 26, 1954 in Union City, Indiana and the son of Betty Lou (Bemis) Dotson of Union City, Ohio and the late Claude Dotson.

Mark held the position as Assistant Chief with Greenville Township Rescue Squad and had been a 38 year employee there. He was a past member of the Union City Ohio Fire Department Service, served as Secretary/Treasurer for Darke County EMS, a member of the Darke County EMS Education Committee, a past EMS Educator, member of the Darke County Haz-Mat Team, was Honorably Discharged from the Ohio National Guard’s and a member of the Greenville V.F.W. Men’s Auxiliary. Mark also enjoyed playing golf and most recently participated with the Geezer’s Golf Group at Turtle Creek Golf Course, spending time with his granddaughters and riding his Goldwing Motorcycle.

Survivors in addition to his Mother are his wife Joyce Ann (Orrison) Dotson of Greenville. They were married September 22, 1984. Also children Nicholas (Michelle) Dotson of Union City, Indiana, Mindy Sue Dotson of Coldwater, Ohio and Jerome A. Dotson of Ansonia; grandchildren Cerenity Dotson, Cloey Dotson, Autumn Dotson and Brianna Dotson; brothers Gregg (Michele) Dotson of Dunkirk, Ind., Jeff (Cathy) Dotson of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Kevin Dotson of Union City, Ohio; sister Jeanette Dotson of Dayton; brother in law David (Lisa) Orrison of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday June 24, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church 202 West Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville Township Rescue Squad or the American Red Cross.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Joan Mae Heffington (June 17, 2015)

Joan Mae Heffington, 79, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

She was born July 2, 1935, in Delaware, OH, the daughter of the late Ohio F. and Ethel (Siders) Keaser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, her husband, Ben Heffington; sons, Bobby Clank and Jackie Rolfe; and sister, Linda Brenner.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Larry) Godown of Greenville, OH and Faith (Steve) Dodd of Dayton, OH, Patricia Park Hopskins of OR, and Sandy Armstrong Hernandez of IN; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother, Charles (Marie) Keaser of Greenville, OH; sister, Barbara Gump of Greenville; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral home in Greenville, OH.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Thomas Lecklider (June 16, 2015)

Thomas Lecklider, 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Brethren Home Retirement Community.

He was born May 10, 1927 at Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late Vernon and Treva (Linder) Lecklider. In addition to his parents, he was preceded on death by his wife, Alice Mae (Hicks) Lecklider, whom he married June 22, 1944, and infant son, Tomas Vernon Lecklider.

Thomas was retired from General Motors, Delco Air Division. He was a member of Gettysburg Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Eastern Star, and First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.

He is survived by his sons, Robert W. (Judy) Lecklider of Nashua, NH, Mike (Diane) Lecklider of Greenville, OH; grandchildren, Amy (Jeff) Davis of Greenville, OH, Matt (Julie) Lecklider of Greenville, OH, Thomas (Becky) Lecklider of Nashua, NH, Aaron Lecklider of Boston, MA; great grandchildren, Alex and Zac Davis of Greenville, OH, Cara, Jenna and Molly Lecklider of Nashua, NH, Caden and Kiera Lecklider of Greenville, OH.

Graveside service, with Masonic memorial service, will be held, 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Gettysburg Cemetery, with the Rev. John Person officiating. Burial will follow the service.

Family will receive friends at the cemetery from 10 AM till the time of service. In the lieu of flowers the family would like memorials be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Ralph W. Rhoades (June 15, 2015)

Ralph W. Rhoades, age 88, of Union City, IN, passed away on June 15, 2015 at 5:05 PM at Randolph County Nursing Home, Winchester, Indiana. He was born on June 18, 1926 in Mississinawa Township, Ohio, to the late Hiram R. & Mary M. (Cline) Rhoades.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters in law, Richard & Margaret Rhoades of Greenville, Donald Rhoades of Tipp City, Ohio, and Carlton & Mary Rhoades of Ft. Recovery, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Elsie Ilene (Rhoades) & Jack Cummings of Saratoga, Indiana; as well as too many nieces and nephews to mention that all loved him dearly.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jean (Rhoades) Brigner; brothers and sisters in law, Royce & Jeanette Rhoades, Norman Rhoades and Marjorie Rhoades; twin brother and sister, Marvin & Marlene Rhoades.

Ralph attended school in Jackson, Ohio, and then worked at Mengals in Union City. He enjoyed sports, music and playing cards with his family.

There will be a visitation held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. There will be a memorial graveside service held at the convenience of the family in Lisbon Cemetery, Union City, Indiana.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Amber Michelle Schlamb (June 13, 2015)

Amber Michelle Schlamb, age 25, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:18 AM in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on July 8, 1989 in Greenville, Ohio.

She is survived by her parents, Christopher A. & Tammy Schlamb of Greenville; daughter, Jaylynn Faulknor of Greenville; grandparents, Ann & Jayallen Hale of Greenville, Elzie & Nancy Bryant of Greenville and Eddie & Janet Spencer of Phoenix, Arizona; great grandmother, Cleopha Brunswick of Coldwater, Ohio; half-brother, Christopher D. Schlamb of Greenville; half-sister, Taylor Schlamb of Greenville; step brother, Joshua Bolin of Greenville; step sister, Ashely Bolin of Greenville; biological mother, April (Spencer) Wheeler of Iowa; half-siblings, Kyle Canan, Ashlee Hardeman and Allison Krumboltz; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Amber is preceded in death by her grandfather, Elmer Schlamb Jr.

There will be a Private Mass of Christian Burial held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Robert L. “Bob” Yount (June 14, 2015)

Robert L. “Bob” Yount, age 74, of Woodington, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 10:36 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on June 16, 1940 in Gettysburg, Ohio, to the late Lester & Sara (Wagaman) Yount.

He is survived by his children, Kraig (Dawn) Yount of Ansonia, Kelly Yount of Greenville and Kristy (Nick Wright) Yount of New Weston, Ohio; grandchildren, Kaitlin Yount, Nevada Yount, Carson Yount, Justin (Bobby) Hicks, Abigail (Jay Ramsey) Yount, Courtney Byers, Casie (Travis) Plaster, Austin Wright, Allison Wright and Logan Wright; great grandchildren, Delilah Ramsey, Trevor Hicks, Alawna Hicks, Cayden Chavez, Lani Byers and Lilly Byers; best friend and beloved dog, Dexter; sisters, Thelma (Jim) Hamilton of Greenville and Donna (Allen) Faddis of Georgia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Sue (Parks) Yount.

Robert was a member of the Woodington Congregational Christian Church and retired from the Union City Body Company. He loved the Reds, Bengals, Buckeyes and the most of all spending time with his family.

There will be a memorial service held on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor John Glenn officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday from 1-2 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Shriner Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Hospital. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Kenneth R. Abbott, Jr. (June 13, 2015)

Kenneth R. Abbott, Jr., 58 years old, of Greenville, OH, passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord at 5:50am on June 13, 2015. He was born July 11, 1956 in Dayton, OH, to Kenneth R. Sr. & Lois E. Abbott (Brewer). He was united in marriage to Mary E. Sharp, 39 years ago on October 11, 1975.

Kenny will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary & their 3 children, K. Jason Abbott & wife, Shawna, of Mason, OH, Janna DeGraffenreid & husband, John, of Greenville, OH & Jeremy Abbott of Fairborn, OH, 9 grandchildren, Mother, Lois E. Abbott, 2 Sisters, DaRhonda Schwartzentruber of Miamisburg, OH, Dianna Cox & husband, Rick of Springfield, OH, 1 Brother, Arlan Abbott & wife, Marcy, of Grandy, MO., and many nieces and nephews that loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth R. Abbott, Sr., His Father-in-law, Earl L. Sharp (who he called, "Pa") and Mother-in-law, Mildred C. Sharp.

His warm, welcoming smile and his firm, heartfelt handshake will be greatly missed!

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon Thursday June 18, 2015 in The Church of God Meeting House 5065 State Route 49-S Greenville, Ohio with Brother Ray Tinsman officiating. Burial will follow in the Meeting House Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday June 17, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the Meeting House.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com